Unpainted memo holder made by Yoka Van Den Brink, circa 1993. Yoka painted objects using Hindeloopen craft techniques. These techniques date back to the 16th century, to the port of Hindeloopen, in Friesland in the North of Holland where sailors developed a decorative tradition of handpainting domestic items to add colour to the dark houses through winter. Motifs include flowers, scrolls, buds, birds and sometimes bible scenes and landscapes. This type of object would usually be painted in gouaches.

Physical Description

Rectangular shaped piece of craft wood which fixes on to wall through a hole in the top. A roll of paper is attached by way of a metal arm, paper thread through a serrated cutter at the base of the holder. The item is designed to be fixed to a wall for the purpose of writing messages.

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